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NCG Medical Receives ONC-ATCB Certification by Drummond Group

ORLANDO, Fla. (Jan. 18, 2010) - NCG Medical Perfect Care EHR Meaningful Use Edition has received Complete EHR Ambulatory certification -- deeming the Electronic Health Record (EHR) software capable of enabling providers to meet the stage 1 meaningful use measures required to qualify for funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Tested and certified under the Drummond Group's Electronic Health Records Office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB) program, PerfectCare EHR software is 2011/2012 compliant in accordance with the criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

"The certification of our Perfect Care EHR provides physicians an electronic health record that is simple, easy to use and minimizes disruptions to practice workflow, while providing certified technology for federal incentives under ARRA," said Tony Arias, Chief Executive Officer of NCG Medical. "It is our mission to create software solutions that improve healthcare, increase efficiency, and empower physicians to take advantage of federal incentives."

Drummond Group's ONC-ATCB 2011/2012 certification program tests and certifies that EHRs meet the meaningful use criteria for either eligible provider or hospital technology. In turn, healthcare providers using the EHR systems of certified vendors are qualified to receive federal stimulus monies upon demonstrating meaningful use of the technology -- a key component of the federal government's push to improve clinical care delivery through the adoption and effective use of EHRs by U.S. healthcare providers.

Perfect Care EHR Meaningful Use Edition, which met the requirements for a Complete EHR Ambulatory, is available as both a hosted SaaS (Software as a Service) and as a client/server, and offers robust capabilities for electronic health records as well as practice management and revenue cycle management. The Perfect Care solution is designed to help physician practices streamline administrative and clinical workflows.

This Complete EHR is 2011/2012 compliant and has been certified by Drummond Group, an ONC-ATCB approved to certify any complete or modular EHR both ambulatory and inpatient, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of Health and Human Services. This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services or guarantee the receipt of incentive payments. NCG Medical, 12/XX/2010, Perfect Care EHR Meaningful Use Edition, certification number 12082010-8725-1, Clinical Quality Measures Certified: NQF0002, NQF0013, NQF0024, NQF0028, NQF0031, NQF0038, NQF0041, NQF0043, NQF0421; additional software used: email and spreadsheet software.

About NCG Medical

NCG Medical is a global leader in integrated IT solutions for healthcare facilities and regional extension centers. Based out of Orlando, Fla., NCG Medical is a pioneer and leading provider of electronic health records. Institutions worldwide choose NCG Medical for solutions in practice management, electronic medical records, and medical billing. To learn more, visit NCG Medical at www.ncgmedical.com.

About Drummond Group

Drummond Group, Inc., the trusted software test lab, provides effective and efficient electronic health record (EHR) testing to healthcare information technology vendors. As an office of the National Coordinator Authorized Testing and Certification Body (ONC-ATCB), Drummond Group works closely with healthcare software vendors to certify EHRs for use by providers that are looking to qualify for incentive funds under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Drummond Group is approved to certify both complete and module EHR for both ambulatory and inpatient. Leveraging more than a decade's worth of interoperability, conformance testing and certification experience in multiple industries, Drummond Group delivers what's needed in healthcare: highly reliable and readily affordable software testing services. For more information, go to www.drummondgroup.com.

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